The sight of Isaiah Thomas breaking down and being consoled by his teammate Avery Bradley yesterday was as touching and heartbreaking as you'll ever see in sports.
Thomas's sister, Chyna, 22, was killed in a one-vehicle car accident Saturday and the Boston Celtics' All-Star point guard somehow managed to gather enough courage and spirit to play the next day in the Celtics' playoff game against the Chicago Bulls.
Thomas scored 33 points, but the Celtics lost Game 1. Still, that was an afterthought to Thomas gathering enough strength to even play in the game so close to such a tragedy. And the NBA community — and beyond — emotionally reacted to the tragic loss of Isaiah's younger sister, the fact that he played in the game and more. Prayers up to Thomas's family!
We're all with you is right. Continued prayers to your family.
Was Chuck trying to express sympathy, meaning he felt "uncomfortable" for Isaiah Thomas fighting through the pain and playing after losing his sister or did he mean that watching the Celtics' point guard cry made him feel "uncomfortable"? Either way, probably not the wisest choice of words there, Charles.
We echo KD's sentiments.
Brotherhood of ballers.
Yes, there are going to be a lot of fans cheering for the Boston Celtics.
Unreal is right!
Nice sentiments from the Atlanta Hawks' guard.
It's more than understandable.
Stay strong indeed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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